Ubisoft has recently released their newest DLC for South Park: The Fractured But Whole where you join Mysterion for another butt-kicking adventure. With this DLC you also get access to a brand-new class called The Netherborn. But remember as a wise man once said, with great power comes great chicks and money.
kupa keep Coon & friends
The game starts at the final moments of The Stick of Truth where Cartman randomly shows up as the Coon to gather Coon & friends for a mission to save a cat called Scrambles. The reward for finding the cat is 100 dollars which Cartmans wants to use to start his superheroes franchise. You join his crew and there you can pick between a huge variety of classes, all with unique abilities which you can combine later in the game. With that you start the search for Scrambles, you battle through pedophiles, ninja, crab people and even Morgan Freeman if you want to. Combine that together with a classic South Park story, puzzle solving with your fart powers and you got yourself a great game.
From Dusk till Casa Bonita
With this DLC you get access to a new story that takes places at the Casa Bonita-restaurant. When walking past the DLC buss in South Park, you suddenly get a message from Mysterion who is in desperate need of aid. His little sister is in trouble. She is fallen in with the Vamp Kids of South Park and Mysterion needs your help to rescue her. Arriving at Casa Bonita, you meet Mysterion who teaches you how to become a Netherborn. Once inside you meet your other two combat buddies for the story, the Coon and Henrietta.
The goal of the story is to rescue Mysterion’s sister from the evil claws of the Vamp Kids. Once you get inside the restaurant, you see his sister with the Vamp Kids celebrating the birthday of their leader. Mysterion immediately tries to get his sister out of there, which results in a fight between you and the vamp kids. Using your newly acquired Netherborn powers, you will defeat them with ease, which results in them running away with Mysterion’s sister behind a locked door which can only be opened with 3 keys. These 3 keys can be found at the Arcade, Black Bart’s Cave and the restaurant of Casa Bonita. After acquiring those keys, you will have to battle hordes of vampires and you will even have to battle Michael Jackson.
The story is a nice extra addition to the game, filled with humor and jokes in South Park style. It adds new elements to the game: a new combat buddy, new powers, new items and new monsters to fight. Another cool thing is the Arcade. Here you can play minigames to earn arcade tickets, which is the currency used inside Casa Bonita. One downside with the story, is that it is very short. It only takes about 2 hours to complete the DLC. Which is kind of short for 11,99 euros/dollars.
The Netherborn class
The Netherborn class is the class you get from the DLC. You can still choose your old powers if you want to. But personally, I only used the Netherborn powers. They are really good and fun to play with and certainly when you activate your ultimate. The class has great AOE (Area Of Effect) damage which will come in very handy during the DLC story. Another reason to play Netherborn is that you look like a complete badass with the outfit. Here you can see a preview of all the powers you get from the Netherborn class:
Henrietta, the Goth
Henrietta is a new combat buddy you unlock thanks to the DLC. After completing the mission you can bring her to the rest of your superhero adventure. She is a powerful support Goth Witch that provides your team with utility and damage. Here you can find all her abilities with their official names and descriptions:
- Ultimate: Black Mass – Damage all enemies and heal allies.
- Cigarette Burn – Damage and burn conformists.
- Satanic Seal – Give Attack Up, Protection and Cleanse
- Baleful Blessing – Heal target and grant Lifesteal.
Combine this Witch with the Netherborn and you got yourself a great combo. The Cigarette burn ability is something similar to the Blaster Class, where you throw fireballs at your enemy. I barely used this ability since the primary focus of this character is in aiding the rest of her team. The Baleful Blessing is a unique ability of this DLC, in the way that it provides someone with Lifesteal. That together with the Satanic Seal makes her into one of the stronger supports in South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
As mentioned before, the price of the DLC is 11,99 euros/dollars which is a little too much for the content that you receive. Instead of buying the DLC I would highly recommend getting the Season Pass for 29,99 euros/dollars. In the season pass the following products are included:
- Relics of Zaron – Stick Of Truth costumes and perks pack: gives access to legendary artifacts from the past and also costumes of the King, Princess Kenny and Cartman Wizard costumes sets.
- Towelie: Your Gaming Bud: an in-game assistant that provides assistance to players in key locations throughout the game.
- Danger Deck DLC: face the ultimate combat challenge in Doctor Timothy’s Danger Deck and unlock exclusive costumes and artifacts!
- From Dusk till Casa Bonita DLC
- Bring the Crunch DLC
Buying these separately (The price of Bring the Crunch DLC is unknown but my guess is 11,99 euros/ dollars) would be around 37 euros/dollars.
The main game without the DLC is a great game with lots of activities and interesting battles that makes the game challenging and funny at the same time. The story telling of the game is great and combined with the strategical battles and funny puzzles, the game deserves a solid 8,5/10.
From Dusk till Casa Bonita is a nice addition to the game. You unlock new superpowers and a new combat buddy. The funny jokes are still present in the game and there are some nice extras with the arcade and the small alteration with the toilet minigame. Whilst that makes it still a great fit inside the game, the price combined with the short duration of the story is rather a letdown. I had a lot of fun playing the DLC, but I was expecting a bit more story time for the price. That being said, I still highly suggest picking up the DLC, but you should consider getting the season pass instead. It will be a bit more profitable that way.
Small story compared to the price
New powers and a new combat buddy
My final score for the DLC is a 7/10 due the small story compared to the price.